members of the Centre for Human Ecology network will be attending a community empowerment Training for Transformation course in South Africa

Dan Glass is an activist and performer. Dan was named one of the UK’s youth climate leaders by the Guardian, and one of Attitude magazine’s 66 new role models for helping bridge LGBTQ and environmental justice movements. A founder of So We Stand, he facilitates programmes dedicated to building the skills of young women, young people of colour, working class people, and queer people and those with different mental and physical abilities as the next generation of leaders in the social justice movement. Get Dan at The Glass Is Half Full

Maria Latumahina has been working on environmental justice for over a decade. She has been working on avoided deforestation and reduced poverty in the Papua province of Indonesia by empowering forest dwelling communities and building leadership of local government to come up with pro poor and sustainable land use policies. This work has resulted in a reduced planned deforestation of about 6million ha. She has just recently started to apply similar tools and methods to the marine and costal ecosystem management in the area where she grew up.


Amreeta Kaur is a trained Community Learning Development worker, her current work is based in Govan where she hopes to develop positive social change by working with grassroots community members to improve public services.



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The programme involves spending a year developing a new generation of leaders who are self-motivated and whose thinking and practice is grounded in communities’ realities. They will be linking local and national initiatives to the global civic movement for international justice. This process of transforming societies for the better and sharing these skills across communities is quite a challenge and they would therefore be very grateful if people would be generous enough to sponsor them.

To donate please email

alright@theglassishalffull.co.uk – this is greatly appreciated. All proceeds will enable the delegation and ongoing communication from S.Africa to happen and further enable the trainings and skills shared back home.

Any contributions would be very much appreciated so thank you in advance for your generosity.

Lots of love from a team facilitating a journey of liberation from oppression!

Transformation is only valid if it is carried out with the people, not for them… Liberation is like a childbirth, and a painful one. The person who emerges is a new person, No longer oppressor or oppressed, but a person in the process of achieving freedom. Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed